First a monastic settlement and then a village (abandoned in the 1950s
due to rock collapse), Zelve's three interconnecting valleys are a fascinating
place to explore. As well as plentiful crumbling cave-habitations to admire, in
Valley Three is a small, unadorned rock-cut mosque, while Valley One is home to
the old değirmen (mill),
with a grindstone and to the impressive Üzümlü Kilise (Grape
Church) and neighbouring Balıklı Kilise (Fish Church) with fish
figuring in one of the primitive paintings.